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Bloody Pit of Horror

Published 1965
Topics horror

A group of models and cameramen go to a castle to shoot covers for horror novels where they're captured and tortured by the castle's owner, the Crimson Executioner.
Find out more about this film on it's IMDB page.

Run time 1:22:24
Producer Francesco Merli, Ralph Zucker
Production Company International Entertainment
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


Reviewer: D1684 - - December 27, 2016
Youtube yanked this movie when I tried to upload it. it seems it's owned by an Italian company. It's not in the Public Domain! I got a copyright strike against me! Don't give these people a penny of money until they get their act together.
Reviewer: Samuel Diamond - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 10, 2015
Subject: Early Giallo Masterpiece
Any review lower than 3 indicates an intellectual inability to call bullshit on the concept of "high vs. low" art.
Reviewer: drewhoffmanpoet - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 19, 2015
Subject: All Hail The Crimson Executioner
"Bloody Pit of Horror" has more than a few things going for it: dialogue that is often hilarious, sets that look as if they were filmed through pink gauze, and torture victims that mostly seem mildly irritated. It is "So Bad It's Good" at it's best-- a tale told with such breathless absurdity, it leaves the viewer delightfully confounded.
Reviewer: Zee Zelot - favorite - July 9, 2012
Subject: A Bloody waste of time
I don't think I had anything worst to watch this night.
Reviewer: shevin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 14, 2011
Just when I thought I'd seen all the best of 'em. I can't imagine anyone sitting thru this film and not giving it a 5.

If you watched this movie you obviously have a passion for low budget, hard to believe they were serious, movies. And if you didn't find Bloody Pit hilarious what are you looking for in a B-movie.
Reviewer: horrorfan140 - - March 20, 2010
Subject: Do NOT download the avi file...
The avi file sucks. It has a 320x240 resolution and yet is 721 megabytes. Going by the previous comment it is also probably broken.

It was probably encoded for a particular device. Don't waste time downloading this video, you probably have to go for the full 2.9gigabytes to get a reasonably good resolution movie!!!
Reviewer: doowopbob - - February 7, 2010
Subject: Oops.....
I Thought This Was A High School Training Film About Kotex..!
Reviewer: Laraine_Lynn - - September 9, 2009
Subject: ending missing from .avi file
The movie ends at 1:09 something, before the end of the movie. Also, there was a message that the avi index was damaged and needed to be repaired. Don't think the repair quite worked. Using VLC media player.
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 17, 2009
Subject: i like
ha ha ha .... its fun
Reviewer: flapfrog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 14, 2007
Subject: this movie was excellent
i just finished watching the film, (i downloaded the mpeg1 version). It's a good cheesy horror movie. A group of people spend the night at a castle come to find out a maniac is pretending to be the crimson executioner and tortures them.

4 stars
Reviewer: Jiiimbooh - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, 2007
Subject: I could watch the ending
For the ones commenting on that the end is missing, I downloaded the Mpeg-1 version and the ending was there.

It's not a "good" movie, but it's fun. :)
Reviewer: Shadows_Girl - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 24, 2007
Love it. Can't explain why...just do. Maybe it's all the antacid I did in the 60s. But I LOVE this movie.

One note about Mickey Hargitay (actually Miklos Hargitay---he's originally from Budapest, Hungary). One of the reviewers here mentioned his marriage to Jayne Mansfield and their daughter Mariska as though these were his only claim to fame. In his day (and in MY day, as well) Mickey was quite well known in his own right. He was 1955's "Mr. Universe" and he played Hercules in the 1960 film THE LOVES OF HERCULES which co-starred Jayne. This must have pleased him on several levels since the man who first inspired him to take up bodybuilding was the one and only Steve Reeves, grandpappy of the sword and sandal epics which eventually gave us those CONAN movies with California's Governor in the starring role.
Reviewer: Steve M. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 19, 2007
Subject: A Masterpiece of Cinematic Strangeness
What a uniquely terrible film, and I mean that in the best way. The voice dubbing seems to be off by a few seconds, but don't worry about that because the lines are just awful. Deliciously awful. The "acting" is nonexistant. The color is wonderfully faded (The Crimison Executioner is more The Pink Executioner) and seems to consist of about 3 colors. I was fascinated watching this thing. Laughed so much at the dialogue and plotting that my face is still sore days later. Everyone connected w/ this film should have been awarded the Corman Award For Film Making On The Cheap. The sets are surprisingly good for what they probably cost, and you gotta love the girls in their tiny costumes. No reviewer could prepare you for what your eyes will behold, so just download the thing and enjoy! Make sure you download the right version though because ours ended w/o the ending. Read the reviews and find the right one. Don't bother w/ the small file versions unless you like looking at pixalated squares of color. I would give anything to watch this on the big screen as it's intended to be seen, but am just very thankful for this free download. Thanks guys!
Reviewer: Scott Saunders - - April 13, 2007
Subject: Just a few pieces of trivia.
Mickey Hargitay was married to Jayne Mansfield until her death in 1964. He also is the father of actress Mariska Hargitay who plays Detective Olivia Benson on NBCs "Law and Order: SVU" .
Reviewer: lonchaney59 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2007
Subject: a perfect definition of what a "navet" is !
thanx for that great moment of "cinema" !!
Just take a look at the "Crimson xecutionner" !!
So impossible to judge if it deserves one star or five stars...definitively...!
Let's go for 4 stars.
Reviewer: b11761500s - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2007
Subject: So Bad It Is Good
I hope the cast got a good vacation out of this one. It reminds me of the silent film about the Golum. I have to admit, I had never heard of The Crimson Executioner, and I have no idea whether this movie was ever shown publically. I watched it all the way through and do not know whether to give it one star because it is so bad, or five stars because it is so bad, it is good. Will I ever watch it again? Possibly as it may be funnier the second time around.
Reviewer: geekzapoppin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 9, 2007
Subject: A Campy Classic
BLOODY PIT OF HORROR definitely falls under the heading of "so bad, it's good." Why Mickey Hargitay didn't receive an Oscar for his dynamic interpretation of The Crimson Executioner is beyond me. Download this, invite some friends over and have a great time!
Reviewer: fb251071 - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 9, 2007
Subject: divers
Reviewer: Dr Strange - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 29, 2006
Subject: Bloody Pit Of A Movie
A group of bad actors are in a bad horror movie about a bunch of bad actors in a bad horror movie.

This is a bizzare film. It's untenable plot and unbelievable characters had my eyes glued to the screen for every morsel of glorious drek. This is strictly for the MST3K fan.

Let me get this straight. A man named Travis moves to a remote castle to escape the world and it's "human sentiment". Of course, you always need two men in horizontal striped shirts who will do your bidding, without question, while basking in your solitude.

Next, you allow an entire film crew to come into your castle for some location shooting. Then, you get pissed off because these people "defile" the sacred walls of this castles infamous original occupant, THE CRIMSON EXECUTIONER!

Having sworn off the earthly pleasures of the flesh, your next move should be to slowly torture scantily clad women in provocative poses......I wonder how Travis voted in the last election?

Laughs galore!
Reviewer: drworm01 - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 28, 2006
Subject: on the endings
I just checked the DivX version and the ending's there. The 64kb MPEG4 was dervived from the MPEG2 by the archive computers just like the MPEG1 and that has the ending as well.
The last line in the film is "The man who said life is stranger than fiction made no mistake." Then it cuts to an exterior shot of the castle. Eventually the words "The End" pop up and the movie ends. It is pretty abrupt-there's no closing credits and the film ends mid-note in the score-but that's the actual conclusion of the film as it is on my DVD and as I uploaded.
If that ending isn't on your files then your files are incomplete and the error happened somewhere in downloading them. The files are complete on the server. You might want to double-check the settings on the software you use to download from the archive or switch to a different program (from GoZilla to an FTP program or vice-versa).
Thanks for taking the time to try and watch the movie though. Hopefully this helps. I just wish this were a better movie. It hardly seems worth the effort.
Reviewer: ademus69 - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 28, 2006
Subject: some pb
I try out tbis version:
DivX (756 MB)
MPEG1 (1.2 GB)

they seem to be incomplete, the end is missing.
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